Management and Staff

Who are involved in the management of the organization?

  • Executive Director
  • Project Coordinator
  • Project Administrator
  • Project Assistants
  • Volunteers

Overall responsibility is with the Board of Directors

Kecobat Team / Kecobat Staff Profiles

The KECOBAT team comprises of the following permanent staff:-

  1. Taiko Lemayian    -  Executive Director
  2. Thomas Ouko       -  Project Coordinator
  3. Andrew Kwemboi -  Project Administrator
  4. Vincent Oluoch      -  Project Manager
  5. Godfrey Haba        -  Field Officer
  6. Godfrey Lule          -  Field Officer
  7. Edvine Kyosaba    -  Field Officer
  8. Isaac Mbusa          -  Field Officer

Taiko Lemayian- Executive Director

Taiko Lemayian is the current Executive Director of KECOBAT. Taiko Lemayian is a trained agronomist with a Degree of Science in Agriculture from the Egerton University. He has a diploma in community development. He brings in to the consortium a wealth of project design and implementation skills with a vast experience in tourism field especially on community based tourism enterprises development. After spearheading ecotourism policy development for the government of Botswana, he came back to Kenya to launch a similar concept. After carrying out an extensive sector research, he shared with the tourism and wildlife stakeholders including the ministry who ended up to come with a recommendation of forming KECOBAT. Read More - Profile

Thomas Ouko - Coordinator

Thomas Ouko is the current Coordinator at KECOBAT and is in charge of projects at the organization. He has a degree in Tourism Management from School of Business and Economics at Moi University. Thomas has well over seven years of experience in the tourism field focused on entire tourism system, including strategic planning, market research, policy, product development, market access, training and marketing/promotion. In addition to working with communities, Thomas has worked well with the department of tourism Ministry of Tourism and vast connection with the tourism stakeholders. Read More - Profile


Andrew Kwemboi - Administrator

Andrew Kwemboi is the current Project Administrator at KECOBAT. He is a graduate of Tourism Management from School of Business and Economics from Moi University. Andrew has worked well with the tourism stakeholders driving the CBTE membership of Kecobat to a greater height. As the organization’s project administrator, Andrew provides administrative, logistical support and maintaining office inventory. He is in charge of project reports, workshops and seminars. Read More - Profile


Edvine Kyosaba - Field Officer

Edvine Kyosaba is a Ugandan citizen who is working in KECOBAT on an exchange programme with its partner in Uganda. This is one of KECOBAT’s programme that facilitates exchange of staff between one country and another.  Edvine is a graduate from Mountains of the Moon University, Uganda with a bachelor’s degree in Administration and Management.
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Isaac Mbusa - Field Officer

Isaac Mbusa is Uganda citizen on an exchange programme with KECOBAT. He is a diploma holder in Wildlife and Allied Natural Resource Management from Uganda Wildlife Training Institute.  Isaac is specialized in areas of Basic Environmental Conservation and Sustainable Utilization, community Tourism, Community Rural Appraisal, Research Monitoring and Documentation, Cultural Resources and Utilization, Computer application and Programming, Conflict and Conflict Resolution, Customer Care and Record Keeping, Basic Tour Guiding and Interpretation. Read More - Profile

Vincent Oluoch - Project Manager

Vincent Oduka Oluoch is the current Project Manager of KECOBAT. He holds a degree in tourism Management from Moi University and has been with Kecobat from 2010 having worked with the then Ministry Of Tourism and Wildlife on attachment basis and as a banker with a local bank.

Vincent got a chance to work with Uganda community Tourism Association for one year where he widely contributed in the conception and steering of the development of a homestay operations guidelines that sought to recognize, and standardize operations of homestays in Uganda. Read More - Profile 

Godfrey Habumuremyi

Godfrey Habumuremyi is a new KECOBAT staff member on exchange program working as Field Officer. Godfrey is a graduate from Makerere University with Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural and Rural Innovation under Department of Extension and Innovation Studies. He also holds two Certificates one in Team building and Empowerment organized by Bridge Head 24 Limited at Makerere University 2012 and another one on Mindset Change and Community Agricultural Leadership Development by New Village Movement in collaboration with School of Read More - Profile


  Lule Godfrey Ssemwanga

Lule Godfrey Ssemwanga is teaming up with us at KECOBAT from UCOTA where he has been resourceful in Tourism Research and Field Operations. He is sharing his skills and experiences as we transition and expand our reach to our different stakeholders. He has a degree in Tourism Management from Makerere University, Kampala. He is also a Fellow at the Maastricht School of Management/Wageningen University in the field of Sustainable Tourism Management. 

Lule Brings with him over ten years of experience in the Tourism Management, Marketing, Research, Training and Public Relations. He is passionate about working and sharing with people in all forums. He says, “We need to keep relevant with our stakeholders especially the grassroots Read More - Profile


The Kenya Community Based Tourism Network (KECOBAT) network was launched in August 2003 as a membership umbrella organization representing the interest of Community Based Tourism (CBT) organizations in Kenya.

It aims to facilitate information sharing; delivering appropriate technical support and advisory services; mediating and lobbying their interests to government and other relevant institutions and thereby integrating community concerns into national tourism.

Contact Us

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P.O BOX 42745 - 00100,

Nairobi, Kenya   

Tel: +254 (0) 20 231 9458

Cell: +254 726 489 446,

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